Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Our Trip to Hawaii!!

So, we finally took the trip that we have always wanted to take when we got married. We went to Hawaii! It was the coolest and most fun trip I have ever been on. We stayed at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu and we had a week full of so many fun things to do it was awesome. The highlight of the trip was probably the Polynesian Cultural Center. It was so much fun walking around all the villages and the night show was awesome. We saw some really amazing spinner dolphins up close and got to feed a lot of really cool fish when we went snorkeling. The Jack Johnson concert was fun but very exhausting trying to find a parking spot in the very busy and congested Waikiki. We want to go again soon and probably just stay up on the North Shore as much as possible. It is so beautiful and there is so much more we want to do next time.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

A Whole New Life

So, I am kind of getting a start to a whole new life. The old life consisted of living in an apartment and driving 45 minutes (at least) each way to work and spending lots and lots of money on gas. Not only that but I worked in another state which required me to pay state income tax which really sucks by the way. I have recently had a job promotion to manage my own pharmacy which gives me the opportunity to work 2 miles from home. And better yet it is in the same state so not only do I save lots and lots of money on gas and state income tax but I can also walk or ride my bike to work (I am trying to talk my husband into letting me get a little Vespa scooter to drive to work). We have also recently found a house on the market that more than fits our needs and is a great price for the location. I tell ya, the slump in the housing market sure has blessed us. So we are moving into our first home in about a month. I am so excited! We have lots of plans to paint the rooms lots of cool colors and put new carpet upstairs and we are very excited to get started! How long does closing take anyway? Can't those people just get out of our house already, sheesh?!

So lots and lots going on but lots and lots of good things. And a puppy will be joining our family as soon as possible!

Some Pharmacy Stories

I haven't written in a while so I thought I would share a few funny stories that I have experienced lately.

Need some Echinacea

These lady came up to me and asked, "Do you have any Echinacea?"

"Why yes we do, let me show you where that is." As I take her out to the vitamin eisle she asks, "do you have any liquid A?"

I answered back a little confused, "I don't think we have any liquid vitamin A but we can look."

She answered back, "no, do you have any liquid Echinacea, eh?"

Yeah, she was Canadian, she never wanted any liquid vitamin A.

A Hooker is Cheaper

This lady comes up to the counter and is enquiring about Caverject, which you may not know is sort of like liquid viagra that you have to inject into the male penis. Yes, you read correctly...inject!!

She apparently has been having a hard time finding the stuff because there has been a short supply of the injection. Yes, again you read correctly, there has been a short supply of a medication that is injected into the penis.

So we looked it up on our suppliers website to see if we could get any in stock for her. And by george we could! We let her know it could be in the next day no problem. So she asks how much it is because her insurance will not pay for it since it isn't medically necessary, even though her husband strongly disagrees with that (I should note that this lady is kind of scary looking and the fact that her husband thinks caverject is medically necessary is a little too much information for me). So we look up the price and let her know that a package of two injections is $170.00. Her eyes open to the size of...well, never mind we don't need to be comparing sizes do we, and she yells, "How much did you say?"

"Um, well $170 dollars."

"I don't think so, he can get a hooker for cheaper than that for all I care. It isn't worth that much to me."

And I am not kidding when I say she yelled this right in the middle of the pharmacy with LOTS of people in line. I'm just glad her husband wasn't there.